Backgrounder: Recent winners of Nobel Prize in Literature

16:34, October 12, 2009      

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The following is a list of winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature since 2000:

2009: Herta Muller (Germany);

2008: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio (France);

2007: Doris Lessing (Britain);

2006: Orhan Pamuk (Turkey);

2005: Harold Pinter (Britain);

2004: Elfriede Jelinek (Austria);

2003: J.M. Coetzee (South Africa);

2002: Imre Kertesz (Hungary);

2001: V.S. Naipaul (Britain);

2000: Gao Xingjian (France).

Source: Xinhua
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